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Sporty ‘Versatility of Milk’ Illustration wins Welsh Dairy Show Art Competition

A poster illustrating athletes drinking milk whilst running, with the caption ‘Milk is the best drink’, has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Welsh Dairy Show ‘Versatility of Milk’ art competition.

The overall winner, chosen from the hundreds of entries from across Wales, was Gruff Jones, aged 10, from Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog in Carmarthenshire.

The second-place winner was Megan Rees, aged 9, again from Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog in Carmarthenshire. Joint third place was awarded to Ella Jones, 11 years old, from Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Ruthin and Sophie Walters, 10 years old, from Waunarlwydd Primary School, Waunarlwydd, Swansea.

The winner receives a year’s supply of Carmarthenshire Cheese, £50 and a sports drinks bottle. The winning school, Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog, also receives £100. Second place all-Wales winner receives £35, a sports drinks bottle and a certificate. Both the third-place winners will receive sports drinks bottles, certificates and £15 each.

The overall winners were chosen from the finalists from each county that entered. Certificates and sports drinks bottles will also be sent to these finalists, from across Wales:

  • Rhian Hughes, aged 10, from Ysgol Pen-y-groes, Carmarthenshire
  • Amelia Ross, added 10, from Ysgol Pen-y-groes, Carmarthenshire
  • Fflur Morgan, aged 7, from Rhyd-y-Felin, Drefach, Llanybydder, Ceredigion
  • Elen Morgan, aged 10, from Rhyd-y-Felin, Drefach, Llanybydder, Ceredigion
  • Caio, aged 10 and Roxi aged 7, from Ysgol Yr Eifl, Trefor, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
  • Tiffany James-Davies, aged 7, from Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn, Drefach, Ceredigion
  • Elen Sisto-Jones, aged 7, from Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn, Drefach, Ceredigion

Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show said,

“Thank you to all the school pupils for your fantastic drawings. We will put every entry on display at the Welsh Dairy Show on Tuesday, 24 October, for visitors to see their amazing efforts. I would also like to thank teachers for taking the time to discuss the value of milk whilst encouraging your students to enter the competition.”

The President of this year’s Show, Mansel Raymond, who farms at Jordanston hall, Haverfordwest, will present the winning school, Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog, their prize of £100 at approximately 12.30pm in the main ring at the Show on Nantyci Showground, Carmarthen.

Following the Award presentation, the children will take part in a cookery workshop with Lisa Fearn from Carmarthenshire’s Pumpkin Patch kitchen and garden school. Lisa will help the children make their very own pizzas with a cheese topping.

The Welsh Dairy Show would like to thank the competition sponsors: Carmarthenshire Cheese Company, Elanco, Mole Valley Farmers, Castell Howell, Glanbia, Cogent, Geraint Jones 4×4, Bibby, LHP Accountants and Gegin Fach y Wlad caterers. Also, a big thank you to the competition judges: Huw Williams from Elanco; Barrie Evans from Mole Valley Farmers, Sian Peace from Carmarthenshire Cheese Company and Mair James, the Welsh Dairy Show organiser.

Looking forward to the Welsh Dairy Show 2017

Next month’s Welsh Dairy Show will showcase dairy animals from across Wales and the borders. It will also feature small and large businesses promoting all aspects of the Welsh dairy industry.

The Show will go back to its traditional format this year, with the Calf and Handler element starting at 6pm on Monday, 23 October 2017, on the United Counties Showground, Nantyci, Carmarthenshire.

Judging of the various classes within the Holstein, Jersey, Dairy Shorthorn, Ayrshire, Guernsey, Brown Swiss and Forage sections of the Welsh Dairy Show will commence at 9.30am on Tuesday, 24 October 2017.

At 10.30am the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, will officially open the Show, in the main ring.

Between midday and 1pm the Show’s Awards will be presented in the main ring including the NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual’s Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the year Award and the FUW / HSBC Outstanding Service to the Welsh Dairy Industry Award.

The Welsh Dairy Show has also run an art competition, for the second year, in the run up to the event. This year primary school pupils from across Wales were asked to draw a colourful picture on A4, which illustrated all the different products that can be made from milk including cheese, cream, yoghurt, butter and ice-cream.

The President of this year’s Show, Mansel Raymond, who farms at Jordanston hall, Haverfordwest, will announce the overall all-Wales winner of the competition at approximately 12.30pm in the main ring. The winner will receive £50 and a year’s supply of cheese from the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company and their school will receive £100. The second-place school pupil will receive £35 and the third-place pupil will receive £15.   

Following the Award presentations, the children will take part in a cookery demonstration with Lisa Fearn from Carmarthenshire’s Pumpkin Patch kitchen and garden school. Lisa will help the children make their very own pizzas with a cheese topping.

Entry to this year’s Welsh Dairy Show is £12 and is payable on the gate. There is a chance to win two tickets to this year’s Show on the event’s Facebook page or the United Counties Showground Twitter page

Mair James, organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show, said,

“We have something for all the family at this year’s event. As well as the traditional trade stands which deal with everything related to the Welsh dairy industry we also have cookery demonstrations for our younger visitors and more craft and jewellery stalls for the ladies. We look forward to seeing you all there.”

Check out the latest timetable and ticket information 

Llangadog Primary School pupils learn how Carmarthenshire Cheese and Cowpots Ice-cream are made

Lucky school pupils from Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog, in Carmarthenshire, learnt how the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company make their different varieties of cheese during a visit to Cowpots restaurant in Whitland earlier this week, where they were also shown how cheese is a vital ingredient in Cowpots’ pizzas and how Cowpots’ ice-cream is made on site.

The trip was Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog’s prize after one of its pupils, Alys Cumming, aged nine, won last October’s Welsh Dairy Show’s ‘Story of Milk’ poster competition.

The Year Four pupil won the competition for her colourful illustration of how milk travels from the farm to the fridge entitled ‘Taith y Llaeth’. Alys’ winning drawing was used to help promote the show on the internet including on the Welsh Dairy Show’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Alys’ prize consisted of tickets for her family to visit the Welsh Dairy Show; £75 for Llangadog Primary School, which was sponsored by Elanco, and a trip for her class to learn how Carmarthenshire Cheese Company make their cheese.

Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog Headteacher, Aled Rees said,

“We are very lucky to have such amazing artists amongst our pupils. We are very grateful for all the prizes we won as a result of Alys winning. We will certainly be encouraging our pupils to enter the competition again this year.”

Hundreds of students of all ages, from across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire entered last year’s competition. Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show said

“Last year’s art competition was such a success that we have decided to do it again this year. We recently launched a new poster competition and this time we are asking primary school children from across Wales to enter. The prizes this year include a year’s supply of cheese, supplied by Carmarthenshire Cheese Company; a sports drink bottle and £50 for the individual winner aswell as £100 for the winning school. More details are available on our website: www.unitedcounties.org.uk.”

Steve Peace from Carmarthenshire Cheese Company said,

“Having been involved with the judging of last year’s Welsh Dairy Show art competition it was a pleasure to meet Alys and have the opportunity to explain to members of her class how we make our award-winning cheeses. We are also delighted to be involved with the competition again this year and look forward to meeting the all-Wales winner who will receive a year’s supply of their favourite Carmarthenshire Cheese in monthly instalments.”

Enter our amazing Art Competition

How would you illustrate the versatility of milk? That is what organisers of the Welsh Dairy Show want primary school pupils throughout Wales to do in an exciting new Poster Competition being launched today on World Milk Day.

Primary school pupils throughout Wales are being asked to draw a colourful picture on A4, which illustrates all the different products that can be made from milk including cheese, cream, yoghurt, butter and ice-cream. But those that aren’t very arty can also get involved by sending in their favourite recipe, which includes a dairy product, with a photo of them making it.

Winners will be selected from each county of Wales. Each county winner will receive a Sports Drink Bottle, sponsored by Elanco, and a certificate. They will automatically be entered into the all-Wales final. The all-Wales winner will receive:

  • A year’s supply of their favourite type of cheese from the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company [delivered monthly]
  • £50, sponsored by Mole Valley
  • £100 for his or her school, sponsored by Castell Howell

The second place all-Wales finalist will receive £35 and the third place all-Wales finalist will receive £15. These prizes are also sponsored by Mole Valley.

 

The deadline for entries to be sent in is Friday, 15 September 2017. Recipe pictures can also be sent to the Welsh Dairy Show via Facebook and Twitter using the hastags #MightyMilk and #WelshDairyShow2017. The A4 posters and recipes should be sent to the Welsh Dairy Show, United Counties Showground, Nantyci, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5DR.

The winning images will be used in the promotional material for this year’s Welsh Dairy Show which takes place on Tuesday, 24 October on the Nantyci Showground, Carmarthen.

Huw Williams, Key Account Manager with animal health specialists, Elanco, said,

“We are delighted to play a part in this fantastic competition as it helps engage the younger generation with the story of milk. They can then understand the role milk plays, not just from a nutritional perspective but also in relation to our rural economy and our local landscape and culture.”

Steve Peace, owner of the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company, said,

“It is important to educate the younger generation about where their food, particularly dairy products, comes from. Good luck to everyone that takes part.”

Barrie Evans from Mole Valley Farmers said,

“I hope teachers use this opportunity to talk in class about milk and dairy farming. I hope as many primary school pupils as possible are encouraged to enter. I look forward to seeing all of the entries after they come in.”

Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show said,

“You don’t have to enter the competition through your school. Anyone of primary school age can draw an A4 picture and send it to me at the Welsh Dairy Show office on the United Counties Showground, Nantyci. Don’t delay – enter today!”

Dairy Show Competition Winners Learn How Local Hafod Cheese Is Made

Lucky school pupils from Ysgol Gynradd Cwrtnewydd, Llanybydder, Ceredigion, were shown how Hafod Cheese is made during their visit to Holden Farm Dairy at Bwlchwernen Fawr Farm last week. The trip was the school’s prize after one of its pupils, Megan Davies, aged 8, won the Welsh Dairy Show’s ‘Story of Milk’ poster competition.

The Year Four pupil won the competition for her colourful illustration of how milk travels from the farm to the fridge entitled ‘Taith y Llaeth’. Megan’s winning drawing appeared on the front cover of the Show Catalogue which was given to the 1,000s of visitors to the show on entry.

Dairy Show Competition winners at Holden Dairy Farm

Megan’s prize consisted of tickets for her family to visit the Welsh Dairy Show; £75 for Cwrtnewydd Primary School, which was sponsored by Mole Valley, and a trip for her class to visit Holden Farm Dairy. As there were less than 20 pupils in the whole school they all went on the trip. Local NFU Mutual Group Secretaries, Heather Holgate in Tregaron and Aled Davies in Aberaeron, sponsored the bus which took the school pupils to see how Hafod Cheese is made with the milk from the farm’s herd of Ayrshire cows.

Heather Holgate went on the trip with the school pupils, she said, “We were delighted to be able to help with the cost of the trip for Cwrtnewydd school. It was fantastic to see how much the children enjoyed learning about how cheese is made.”

Ysgol Gynradd Cwrtnewydd Headteacher, Carol Davies said, “We are very lucky to have such amazing artists amongst our pupils. We are very grateful for all the prizes we won as a result of Megan winning. We will certainly be entering the competition again this year.”

Hundreds of students of all ages, from across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire entered last year’s competition. Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show said, “Last year’s art competition was such a success that we have decided to do it again this year. We will be launching a new poster competition on 1 June 2017 and this time we will be asking primary school children from across Wales to enter. The prizes this year include a year’s supply of cheese, a sports drink bottle and £50 for the individual winner aswell as £100 for the winning school. More details will be available on our website: www.unitedcounties.org.uk from 1 June.”

Hafod Cheese Being Made

Special Classes – Welsh Dairy Show 2016

SUPREME CHAMPION HEIFER

Winner: Wilson

Reserve: Future Dreams

 

HOME-BRED HEIFER

Winner: Wilson

Reserve: Future Dreams

 

INTER-BRED GROUP OF THREE

1st Jersey Glanmor

2nd Holstein Wilson

3rd Ayrshire

 

THE HSBC AGRICULTURAL INTER-BRED PRODUCTION INSPECTION CLASS

1st M & S Williams, Elite WR Lovely

2nd AH Wilson, Loford Goldwyn Marci

 

COW PROGENY CLASS

1st AH Wilson, Tregibby Tequila Panama

2nd Glanmor Jerseys

 

BULL PROGENY COMPETITION

1st Glanmor Jerseys

 

HOME-BRED COW 

Winner: Wilson

 

SUPREME CHAMPION COW

Winner: Lancwm/ M & S Williams

 

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Brown Swiss Section Results – Welsh Dairy Show 2016

Heifer in Calf (Sponsored by HSBC)

1st M & S Williams, Elite Vivid Lovely

2nd M & S Williams, Elite Gelncore Liz Pl

3rd A & C Davies, Quarry Golden Boy Sian

 

Heifer in Milk (Sponsored by Wynnstay)

1st Richard & Bethan Thomas, Moorcourt Manchester Agatha

2nd M & S Williams, Elite Zaster Lovely

3rd A & C Davies, Quarry Golden Boy Mara

 

Champion exhibitor bred Heifer

Winner: M & S Williams, Elite Vivid Lovely

 

Champion Heifer in Milk or Calf

Winner: Richard & Bethan Thomas, Moorcourt Manchester Agatha

 

Cow in Milk with 2nd Calf (Sponsored by GLANBIA)

1st M & S Williams, Elite Songlevr Liz

2nd RE & JS Jones, Hollysprings Juleng Silver

 

Cow in milk with 3rd Calf (Sponsored by HSBC)

1st M & S Williams, Elite WR Lovely

 

Senior Cow in Milk (Sponsored by GENUS PLC)

1st RE & JS Jones, Hollysprings Huray Silver

 

Best group of 3 Animals (Sponsored by GENUS PLC)

1st M & S Williams

2nd A & Caroline Davies

 

Champion exhibitor bred cow in class (Sponsored by HSBC)

Winner: M & S Williams, Elite WR Lovely

 

Breed Championship

Winner: M & S Williams, Elite WR Lovely

Reserve: M & S Williams, Elite Songlevr Liz

 

Best Udder Award (in memory of Mr Ian Plumb)

Winner: AH Wilson & Son, Tregibby Tequila Panama

 

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Ayrshire Section Results – Welsh Dairy Show 2016

Heifer in Milk (Sponsored by GENUS PLC)

1st G R Thomas, Gwynnog Maker Punch

2nd Willhome Ayershire, Sandyford Reality Punch

 

Champion exhibitor bred Heifer in class

1st G R Thomas, Gwynnog Maker Punch

 

Champion Heifer in Milk or in Calf (Sponsored by GLANBIA)

1st G R Thomas, Gwynnog Maker Punch

 

Home Bred Heifer (special)

1st G R Thomas, Gwynnog Maker Punch

 

Cow in Milk with 2nd Calf (sponsored by HSBC)

1st Willhome Ayrshires, Willhome Burdette Mary VG88

2nd G R Thomas, Gwynnog Dreamer Punch

3rd Phillip Reed, Sandyford Dreamy Bella VG89

 

Cow in Milk with 3rd Calf (sponsored by GLANBIA)

1st Willhome Ayreshire, Willhome Ristourn Crummie Ex90

2nd Willhome Ayreshire, Willhome Ristourn Ladybird Mary

3rd G R Thomas, Gwynnog Duncan Linnet

 

Senior Cow in Milk (sponsored by GLANBIA)

1st GR Thomas, Horefoot Napier Punch

 

Best Group of 3 Animals

1st Willhome Ayreshires

2nd G R Thomas

 

Champion exhibiter bred cow in class

Winner: GR Thomas, Gwynnog Duncan Linnet

 

Breed Championship

Winner: GR Thomas, Gwynnog Duncan Linnet

Reserve: 376

 

 

 

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Jersey Section Results – Welsh Dairy Show 2016

Heifer in Calf

1st Glanmor Jerseys, Potterswalls Rum Belle

2nd M & S Williams, Elite Baba Jean

3rd R & Ff Jones, Salfach Koop Misty

 

Heifer in Milk (Sponsored by GENUS PLC)

1st Future Dreams Partnership, Future Dreams Tequila’s Veronica 2

2nd A H Wilson & Son, Bluegrass Colton Lady Sunshine

3rd R & Ff Jones, Salfach Koop Paradise

 

Champion exhibitor bred Heifer in class

1st Future dreams Partnership, Future Dreams Tequila’a Veronica 2

 

Champion Heifer in Milk or in Calf

1st Future dreams Partnership, Future Dreams Tequila’a Veronica 2

 

Cow in Milk with 2nd Calf (sponsored by Wynnstay)

1st A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Panama Tequila

2nd Glanmor Jerseys, Scotbridge Ballard Alice

3rd Glanmor Jersey, Glanmor Tequila Athena

 

Cow in Milk with 3rd Calf ( Sponsored by GLANBIA)

1st A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Tequila Panama

2nd Glanmor Jersey’s, Glanmor Fanton Scary Screarn

3rd James Evans, Mydrim Tequilas Tara

 

Senior Cow in Milk (Sponsored by GLANBIA)

1st EM & E & Iwan Morgan, Erie Baywatch Grove

2nd James Evans, Jubilee Excitation Ceres

3rd Glanmor Jerseys, Glanmor Romeo Snowwhite

 

Best of 3 Animals

1st Glanmor Jerseys

2nd R & Ff Jones

3rd Em & E & Iwan Morgan

 

Champion exhibitor bred cow in class

Winner: A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Tequila Panama

 

Breed Championship

WInner:  A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Tequila Panama

 

 

 

 

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Dairy Shorthorn & Guernsey Section Results- Welsh Dairy Show 2016

Class 19 Heifer in Calf (sponsored by HSBC)

1st S V B & E A Thomas, Driscoll Belladonna

2nd Mike & Caroline Moody, Latifa Andante Mary

 

Champion exhibitor bred Heifer in class

1st S V B & E A Thomas, Driscoll Belladonna

 

Supreme Champion Heifer

Winner: A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Windbrook Pledge

Reserve: Future Dreams Partnership, Future Dreams Tequila's Veronica

 

Home Bred Heifer

Winner: A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Windbrook Pledge

 

Cow in Milk with 2nd Calf

1st Mike & Caroline Moody, Latifa Princess Leia

2nd SVB & EA Thomas, Drisgol Daphne 76

 

Senior Cow in Milk (Sponsored by GENUS PLC)

1st SVB & EA Thomas, Drisgol Church Daisy 5

2nd SVB & EA, Drisgol Dinnie 13

 

Best Group of 3 Animals

1st SVB & EA Thomas

 

Champion exhibitor bred cow in class

Winner: SVB & EA Thomas, Drisgol Church Daisy 5

 

Breed Championship

Winner: SVB & EA Thomas, Drisgol Church Daisy 5

 

 

 

 

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Holstein Section Results – Welsh Dairy Show 2016

Heifer in Calf

1st E M & E & Iwan Morgan, Erie Brady Irene

2nd A H Wilson & Son, Maple Rose Mincio Lustre

3rd S P & S R Davies & Sons, Castellhyfryd Sammy Rosina

 

Heifer in Milk born before 1st April 2014 (Sponsored by GENUS)

1st S P & S R Davies & Sons, Castellhyfryd Mincio Paricia

2nd E & C Thomas, normead Baxter Kansas

3rd Kevin & Sian Rickard, Inspired Misty S Marie

 

Heifer in Milk born after 1st April 2014

1st A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Windbrook Pledge

2nd A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Meincio Fawn

3rd Kevin & Sian Rickard, Starlet Oak Ayana

 

 

Champion exhibiter bred Heifer in class

Winner: A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Windbrook Pledge

Reserve: A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Mincio Fawn

 

Champion Heifer in ilk or in Calf

Winner: A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Windbrook Pledge

Reserve: A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Mincio Fawn

 

Cow in Milk with 2nd Calf (Sponsored by GENUS PLC)

1st Richard & Bethan Thomas, Moorshard Dude Paradise

2nd E & M Jones& Sons, Feithy Dude Ruth

3rd E M & E & Iwan Morgan, Nobold Windbrook Joan

 

 

Cow in milk with 3rd Calf

1st E & C Thomas, Gatrog Bolton M Jingles

2nd S P & S R & Sons, Castellhyfryd Bolton Rosie

 

Senior Cow in Milk

1st A H Wilson & Son, Willsbro Goldwyn Kitty

2nd A H Wilson & Son, Loford Goldwyn Marci

 

Best Group of 3 Animals

1st A H Wilson & Son

 

Champion exhibitor bred cow in class

Winner: E & C Thomas, Gatrog Bolton M Jingles

 

Best Udder Award ( in Holstein Section)

Winner: Richard & Bethan Thomas, Moorshard Dude Paradise

 

Breed Championship

Winner: Richard & Bethan Thomas, Moorshard Dude Paradise

Reserve: E & C Thomas, Gatrog Bolton M Jingles

 

 

 

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Come and have fun learning about milk

Wondering what to do with the children this Half Term? 

Why not visit the Welsh Dairy Show on Tuesday 25th October.

For the first time in the show's history there'll be an area especially for our younger visitors.

Children will be encouraged to have a go at making butter and they can milk a cow (not one of the real ones, don't worry!). 

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Real diary farmers will be on hand to talk about what it's like to milk cows every day and there'll be demonstrations on how to make cheese and butter.

 
Have a go at milking a cow
 
 
Learn how cheese is made
 
 
Lots of free goodies
 
 
Taste delicious Welsh cheese and ice-cream
 
 
Make your own butter
 

Dairy Show for Kids

Amazing ‘Story of Milk’ Illustrations win Welsh Dairy Show Art Competition

Three young budding artists, all under the age of 10, have been chosen as the winners of the Welsh Dairy Show’s ‘Story of Milk’ art competition for their informative and colourful illustrations of how milk travels from the farm to the fridge.

The Welsh Dairy Show recently teamed up with the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company, Elanco, Mole Valley Farmers and Totally Welsh to call on school pupils from across south west Wales to enter the art competition to help raise the profile of milk and the dairy industry ahead of the event on Tuesday, 25 October.

The Winners

Alys  Cumming, from Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog in Carmarthenshire, received two tickets for her family to attend the Welsh Dairy Show. The school received £75 which was sponsored by Elanco. Alys’ class will also be going on a trip to the Carmarthenshire Cheese Factory in Nantyci.

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Megan Davies, aged 8, from Ysgol Gynradd Cwrtnewydd, Ceredigion, received two tickets for her
family to attend the Welsh Dairy Show. The school received £75 which was sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers. Megan’s whole school, as there’s only 18 pupils, will also be going on a trip to Holden Dairy Farm in Llanbybi. The bus for the trip will be sponsored by Aled Davies from the NFU office in Aberaeron and Heather Holgate from the NFU office in Tregaron.

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Ellis Phillips, aged 9, from Templeton primary school, Pembrokeshire, also won tickets for his family to visit the Welsh Dairy Show. The school received £75, sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers. Ellis’ class with be going on a trip to the Totally Welsh milk factory in Haverfordwest and the bus for the trip will be sponsored by Rob Nicholas and Dorian Williams from the NFU office in Narberth.

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Hundreds of students of all ages, from across south west Wales entered the competition. The prize winning drawings are now being used as the front cover image on the Show Catalogue, a poster and to promote the forthcoming Show on the internet.

Amazing Efforts

Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show said, “Thank you to all the school pupils for your fantastic drawings. We will put every entry on display at the Welsh Dairy Show for visitors to see your amazing efforts. I would also like to thank teachers for taking the time to discuss the value of milk whilst encouraging your students to enter the competition.”

“This year’s Welsh Dairy Show has been organised to coincide with half term as I want to encourage younger visitors to attend the event where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of milk and how it is turned into other products such as cheese and ice-cream. It will be free for under 15s to attend the Show.”

The children’s area in the Welsh Dairy Show will be run by Cows on Tour and the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company and will feature cows that the children can milk, demonstrations on how cheese is made and an opportunity for the children to make butter.

Winners of the Story of Mile Competition Announced

Nominate your Stockperson of the Year

Time is running out to enter this year’s NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Dairy Stockperson Award, which recognises dedicated, committed and enthusiastic dairy stock managers.

The ‘Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award’, is now in its fifth year and is looking for applications from those involved in the management of dairy cattle who are working within the dairy industry in Wales. The winner will receive £300 and Welsh slate engraved cheese board.

Last year's Stockperson of the Year, Sam Carey, from Bala, Meirionnydd.
Last year's Stockperson of the Year, Sam Carey, from Bala, Meirionnydd.

Aled Jones, Chairman of NFU Cymru’s Milk Board said:

“The Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award aims to recognise the pivotal role a good dairy stockperson can make to a dairy enterprise and to the Welsh dairy industry as a whole. As part of the award criteria, potential award winners will be judged on their care and management of the herd, the breeding programme, their handling skills, their involvement in the dairy enterprise and their knowledge of the dairy industry in Wales.

“As a dairy farmer myself, I think it’s important that we champion those individuals who are leading the way in the Welsh dairy industry. If you know someone whose work deserves to be recognised with this award please get in touch with us and nominate them.”

To enter just download and fill out the entry form below:

 

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Sponsored by:

You can return completed forms by email to [email protected] or by post to:

Dairy Stockperson Award, NFU Cymru, Agriculture House, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, LD2 3TU.

The closing date for entries is 4.30 pm on Monday, 26 September 2016 and the winner will be announced at this year’s Welsh Dairy Show at the United Counties Showground, Carmarthen, on Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

Tell the story of milk with our great competition

The Welsh Dairy Show has teamed up with Elanco and the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company to offer Carmarthenshire schools the opportunity to win £75 for your school, a trip for the winning pupil’s class to Carmarthenshire Cheese Company’s Visitor Centre, in Nantyci and tickets for the winner’s family to come along to the Welsh Dairy Show in October.

We will also provide a professional photograph of the prize giving and publicity for the winning school.

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The Story of Milk

We want students of all ages to draw a colourful picture, on A4, that illustrates the story of milk – from Farm to Fridge. Students can use anything to create their picture: paint / crayon / pens / pencils.

The winning image will be used in the promotional material for the Welsh Dairy Show 2016 which takes place during half term, on Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

How to Enter

Each individual picture must have written on the back: Name and age of the pupil; name and contact details of the school.

Post your entries to:

Mair James
Welsh Dairy Show
United Counties Showground, Nantyci,
Carmarthenshire
SA33 5DR

Deadline for entries is: Monday, 26 September 2016

 

Sponsored by:

 

Competition rules

This competition is open to all ages. The Judges’ decision is final. The prizes are what is stipulated in this correspondence. Winners will be notified by telephone. The winning poster is the property of the Welsh Dairy Show and can be used in future promotional materials.